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Officer Arthur Edward Dunn | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Arthur Edward Dunn

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, July 9, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 3318

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 9 years

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Officer Arthur Dunn was shot and killed by a prisoner he had just arrested for drunk driving and was transporting to jail. The man had managed to conceal a small caliber handgun and shot Officer Dunn from behind. Officer Dunn's cruiser went over an embankment and was located after he failed to show up at the jail. The suspect was found nearby and apprehended.

The suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to nine years in prison April 26th, 1978.

Officer Dunn had served with the California Highway Patrol for 14 years.

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